Lucky book No. 7 is on its way for fans of Nikki Maxwell, the star of Rachel Renée Russell's Dork Diaries series.
Take a first look here at the cover of Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star, due out on June 3 (Aladdin). This time around, Nikki finds out that being on camera may not be all it's cracked up to be when a reality TV crew follows her and her friends for a month as they record their hit song together.
"Many kids might dream of having a whole show about their lives, but Nikki's experience won't be easy -- although it will definitely be entertaining," Russell says.
Readers aged 9-13 will get an inside glimpse at the experience through Russell's diary-like style, which incorporates doodles and sketches.
The Dork Diaries series has steadily risen on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list; Book 1, Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life, and Book 2, Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, debuted on the list at No. 129 and No. 82, respectively -- then the series had a huge jump in popularity. Books 3 (Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star), 4 (Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess), 5 (Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All) and 6 (Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker) were No. 33, 16, 15 and, most recently 5, on the list.
"I hear from a lot of readers how much they can relate to all the ups and downs of Nikki Maxwell's life with her friends, her crush, and the mean girl in school. So I knew that giving Nikki her own reality TV show in Book 7 would be the perfect next storyline in my Dork Diaries series," Russell says.